Some possible criteria:
Number of GWWC members
Number of GWWC pledge signers
Number of EA facebook group members
Amount of traffic on this website
Amount of money moved by GiveWell
Amount of 80k Hours career advice requests
Number of applications
Amount of media coverage
Amount of positive media coverage
Number of EA organizations and projects
Size and scale of EA organizations and projects
Number of job applications at EA organizations
Number of applications for EA funds, contests, and projects
Amount of money donated by EAs
Level of credibility EA holds in academia
I’m in a similar place to you.
One thing I think about that I didn’t see you mention in your post is the pressure to remain consistent with this rise in your moral standards.
i.e. if eating meat has a Badness Score of −20 but eating dairy has a badness score of −10, then going from vegetarian to vegan seems to apply pressure on you to give up all your other behaviours that fall between −20 and −10 on the spectrum. (Maybe you now have to care more about recycling or something.)
Thanks! Do any of these happen to be easily accessible online? I haven’t been able to find them yet.
Probably because the average age is so low (~25) - lots of students and people just starting out their careers.
Well, since nobody has asked anything...
Of all the arguments you’ve heard for de-prioritizing GCR reduction, which do you find most convincing?
FYI in case you didn’t know, CFAR posts are automatically posted to the “Recent on EA Blogs” bar on the right side of the page, which is how I read this piece.
Cool. Is the site targeted at people new to EA?
As someone that already knows the basic concepts and the organizations, I don’t feel a need to return to the website other than to see what’s changed.
Maybe you could link to the EA Forum and the EA Job Board?
Have a news feed containing original content, news articles, blog posts, or .impact hackpad posts?
Have or link to a page of open research questions?
Features that would get people to return after they’ve become familiar with the basics.
Any updates on how this has gone?
I’m interested in the social movement research and in your blogging carnival suggestion.
Even if your goal is to do as much good as possible, you might do better in a field that really motivates you than in a field that typically produces high salaries but that doesn’t interest you much. I also dislike applying for jobs—usually because the jobs I apply for are often jobs that I don’t want. However, I like applying for jobs that I do want and that I think I’m qualified for. If you don’t feel qualified for jobs in your field then I don’t know what to say other than (1) maybe you are qualified but you just have a negatively biased self-image, (2) you can make yourself qualified by learning more and picking up new skills, and (3) figure out what you are qualified and motivated to do and go do that instead.
My best answer to “inability to believe in oneself” (and almost everything else) is rigorous organization. Track your time, set yourself at least daily, weekly, and monthly goals, develop routines (e.g. a morning routine), exercise regularly, set an alarm even on days that you don’t have plans, etc. I started this about five weeks ago and saw extreme results almost overnight.
What do you think of the forum allowing private messaging and tagging people in posts?
From what I understand, donations usually result in tax deductions equal to a portion of the donation (I think 15-30% in Canada) but the article suggests basically making them 100% tax deductible.
There’s a guy on a movie message board I used to read that did a series of “30 Minute Film Schools” a while ago. Here’s the one on audio and here’s one on prosumer cameras.
I think he has an especially fun way of teaching—his writing style reminds me of Slate Star Codex.
Record room tone so that you don’t get that choppy sound every time you cut to a new clip!
Room tone = Before (or during or after) you start shooting, record about a minute of silence in that location. When you lay that audio track underneath the rest of your audio, you’ll have a consistent ambient hum instead of one that changes each time you cut.
In terms of content, I thought there was a lot of material in here for this type of video. It was basically 20-30 bullet points in very quick succession, some of them with numbers and details that I, as a viewer, don’t have enough time to process. I felt like there was so much information in such rapid fire fashion that I wasn’t able to focus on what was being said. I’d recommend keeping the material simple and speaking more slowly.